Mar 16

As of Delphi Tokyo 10.2.3 the professional edition includes mobile support

Good news for all Delphi guys – Idera added the Mobile pack add-on to Professional versions! That’s great, a step in the right direction and will be appreciated by the community. Since Embarcadero’s acquisition by Idera good things begin to happen.

Here is the official announcement:Mobile Support in Delphi and C++Builder 10.2.3 Professional Edition

The steps to add Mobile support to your installation are described here:Delphi and C++Builder 10.2.3 Professional – Mobile Pack Installation Instructions

In short – you will receive an email with a link to request your serial number. Type your existing Delphi key. You’ll receive a mail with a serial number for Mobile pack add-on. Then you need to update to version 10.2.3, go to Control Panel and from the list of programs find your Delphi 10.2.3 installation. Click Change, then Upgrade and enter the new key. The mobile pack add-on will be included in the installation.

Enjoy 🙂

Jan 03

What is Add-PrinterDriver actually used for?

As of Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2 there is one beautiful cmdlet -Add-PrinterDriver. It dramatically simplifies driver/printer installation.

Naturally you will be tempted to install a driver from an .inf file like this:

Add-PrinterDriver -Name "HP Universal Printing PCL 6" -InfPath "C:\Install\HP\hpcu160u.inf"

But you will be blamed:

Add-PrinterDriver: One or more specified parameters for this operation has an invalid value.

So it does not work as you/we may think. Sigh… So then what it is used for?

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